Patricia Michno named 2022 Transfer Advising Champion by Advisor Training Academy

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Mike Ilitch School of Business Frederick Hessler Student Success Center Academic Advisor Patricia Michno has been selected to receive the Wayne State University Advisor Training Academy’s 2022 Transfer Advising Champion award.

The Advisor Training Academy recognizes outstanding advisors annually in several categories. Recipients of the Advisor Training Academy Awards are nominated by students, supervisors or their peers for exceptional dedication, innovation and advising approach. Awardees will be formally recognized at the annual Advisor Training Academy Recognition Tea in December.

The Transfer Advising Champion award, which is co-sponsored by the WSU Transfer Student Success Center, recognizes advisors whose role includes the impactful delivery of advising and retention efforts to WSU transfer students through one of the following ways: dedication (engagement, style or way of connecting), innovation (transfer pathways, methods, tools, programming and resources) and advising approach (methods of delivery, approach, inclusiveness and techniques).

Michno was nominated by Doug Peacock, an academic services officer in the University Advising Center. “When asked to assist students transferring, Pat’s responses are thorough, timely and accurate,” Peacock said of Michno. “She follows up with students and is willing to meet with them in person. Students appreciate her willingness to evaluate their transfer credits and give them the most accurate transfer plan for business degrees. Pat is an expert on the often difficult-to-understand articulation agreements between Wayne State and our community college partners. Wayne State would not have the amount of Schoolcraft transfer students without Pat.”

Linda Zaddach, Ilitch School assistant dean of student services, added, “Her personality is engaging and positive, and she always makes students feel extremely welcomed. She takes a genuine interest in the success of each student she advises. Patricia is a dedicated advisor, and her advising style is one of caring and honesty. She is comfortable giving students some ‘tough love' when that is needed, and, as a result of her frankness, she has gained the respect of her advisees.”

View other 2022 winners along with past awardees on the Advisor Training Academy’s awards page.

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